When I Lost You by Merilyn Davies #BlogTour
Books / July 12, 2019

WHEN I LOST YOU by Merilyn Davies ebook is availble for just 99p for a limited time! click here! A gritty, heart-stopping debut that perfectly blends psychological thriller with police procedural. Former MET Police Crime Analyst, Merilyn Davies, has created a chilling, authentic world that will totally consume you. WHEN I LOST YOU will enthral fans of LINE OF DUTY, Cara Hunter, Helen Fields and Fiona Barton. When a couple are the lead suspects in the murder of their only child, Thames Valley Police Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson are assigned to investigate. A terrible case, but seemingly simple to solve, as all evidence points to the parents… But something doesn’t feel right. The couple are adamant it wasn’t them, and when the father is found dead only a few days later with mysterious letters carved into his skin, their protests of innocence don’t seem quite so hard to believe. The case is quickly cast into doubt when the lead forensic pathologist starts receiving threatening letters alluding to a secret past – containing details only the police should know. With so many people hiding secrets, Carla and Nell must work desperately to find out the truth –…

Fixed Odds by William McIntrye #BlogTour
Books / July 12, 2019

George ‘Genghis’ McCann has stolen – and lost – a priceless masterpiece. Snooker champion Oscar ‘The Showman’ Bowman is charged with betting fraud. With a second baby on the way, and promises of great rewards if he wins Bowman’s case and recovers the painting, defence lawyer Robbie Munro has never been so tempted to fix the odds in his favour.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Ceris at Sandstone press for my ARC of the new Robbie Munro legal thriller, Fixed Odds by William McIntyre. This is the 5th in the series, but the 1st I’ve read, it won’t be the last! William McIntyre has created a brilliant character in Robbie Munro, he’s a lawyer with a sense of mischief, he wants to do the right thing but he definitely lives on the edge! Fixed Odds, is a humour filled legal crime caper, McIntyre has a deft touch, his writing and humour is both very funny, and at times quite charming. Whilst being very funny this in no way detracts from an excellent legal thriller, the courtroom scenes are brilliant, and though Robbie can come across as maybe a bit slapdash in his private life, in the courtroom he really shines….

The Butcher by Nathan Burrows #BlogTour
Books / July 11, 2019

She thought it was pork. She was wrong. The first time hapless food inspector Emily Underwood meets butcher Frank Pinch, he’s not got much at all in his display counters. But what he does have is a rather unusual plan to restock his shelves. The next time they bump into each other, he’s won an award for his sausages but is running out of meat. Can Frank keep up production of his unusually tasty sausages? Will Emily discover the source of Frank’s award-winning meat? And what will happen the next time she tries to inspect his butcher’s shop? Book 1 in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub trilogy, this deliciously British dark comedy will change the way you look at sausages forever. MY REVIEW Thanks to Emma at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and Nathan Burrows for my copy of the first in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub series, The Butcher. Set in a post Brexit United kingdom, Frank Pinch is a butcher, with very little to actually butcher… his brother Tom, is the local pig farmer, with very few pigs, to ..well, farm…Emily Underwood is the local Food Standards Agency inspector, and then there is Andy Robertson, an intern at the struggling local supermarket chain, Ketts…and then…

Come Back For Me by Heidi Perks #BlogTour #TeamHeidi
Books / July 8, 2019

Set on the fictional island of Evergreen off the coast of Dorset, this is an atmospheric, gripping thriller. Stella Harvey 11, along with brother Danny and older sister Bonnie , are happily living on the quiet, insular , almost suffocating island of just 120 people with their parents when a newcomer, Iona arrives on a gap year. Danny seems almost obsessed with the new girl while sister Bonnie quickly befriends the interesting new islander. Something soon changes and in the dark of night in a vicious storm, Stella’s ferry keeper father rushes his family away and off the island back to the mainland with no explanation. 25 years later a body is unearthed on the island, just outside the garden of Stella’s old home.. Told over two time lines, 1993 when Stella was 11 and the trouble began and in the present when Stella returns to the island to investigate the gruesome discovery, this is a tale of family secrets and lies, of people doing desperate things, and a gloomy closed almost claustrophobic island and the inhabitants who don’t want their equilibrium disturbed, Stella is not welcome home. The scenery in which the island is described is beautifully done ,…

Know No Evil by Graeme Hampton #BlogTour
Books / July 6, 2019

My Review   Firstly Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers Book Tours and Hera books for an eARC of a new crime series by Graeme Hampton, Know No Evil. London is sizzling in the summer heat when the body of a young woman is found brutally murdered in a London park. Newly fast tracked DI Matthew Denning picks up his first murder case. He starts the investigations alongside DS Deepak Neeraj, the man he beat to the job. At the same time DS Molly Fisher, who dreams of joining the MIT, is unofficially investigating the case of the “Bermondsey Ripper” a series of murders of young woman in the past. When Fisher starts to see possible links she takes them to Denning… This is an excellent debut novel, I was drawn in from the start. I like how the book is written , one chapter from each of the main protagonists conducting their individual investigations. It’s a strong, well plotted, first in the series, the pacing, whilst not super fast and in your face, feels right, the twists are clever and I genuinely didn’t guess the ending so it kept my interest until the end. There is quite a bit…